Articles tagged 'radio'

Govt under fire over community radio licensing 17 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) — a non-profit organisation — operating a national campaign to get more non-commercial radio stations approved, is seeing its dream getting dashed. The non-profit organisation and other press freedom groups seeking to diversify...
Radio stations too close to Zanu PF 4 July 2017 HARARE - While local radio stations will be the conduit for delivering political parties' campaign messages ahead of the 2018 elections as they have a wider reach, there are others who feel most of the prominent stations are closely linked to the state and ruling Zanu PF party. Analysts and ob...
NetOne ventures into radio 29 March 2017 HARARE - Leading mobile telecommunications operator, NetOne, has launched a unique data product that allows subscribers to listen to radio programmes instantly. The company's acting chief executive Brian Mutandiro said the parastatal was on a mission to unlock Zimbabwe's potential through the ...
Free the airwaves 2 August 2016 HARARE - It is saddening indeed that in this day and age authorities in Zimbabwe are reluctant to accept diversity and offer more radio and television licences. It is rather nauseating that modicum media reforms that the government of Zimbabwe agreed to implement have thus far been implemented...
Govt reluctant to license community radios 2 May 2016 HARARE - Although the Broadcasting Services Act of 2001 provides for community broadcasting, no community radio station has been licensed yet as those in power feel having the citizens speak and own a radio station is a threat to their rule, media analysts contend. The analysts said as a resul...
Give radio licences to new players 6 March 2015 EDITOR — The awarding of broadcast licences has come up again with the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) issuing eight players out of the 21 applicants. But what is surprising is that some companies received more licences when they already have licences to broadcast in this country. ...
Local radio stations slammed 18 September 2014 HARARE - South Africa-based musician Shame “Shamie” Mabvudzi says Zimbabwean artistes are suffering from lack of exposure because the country’s radio stations are placing more emphasis on foreign music. Mabvudzi, who broke onto the Zimbabwean music scene as part of a duo called Shame & Nathan,...
MDC pushes for Parly TV, radio coverage 7 February 2014 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa, the Kuwadzana East MDC MP, yesterday tabled a motion in Parliament pushing for radio and television coverage of parliamentary proceedings. The motion was seconded by James Maridadi, the Mabvuku-Tafara MDC MP. The motion calls “upon the executive to ensure and dedica...
Extend licences to community radios 20 January 2014 HARARE - Over the past few days, we have heard various reports on what government is planning on doing with its frequency spectrum, including reports of licensing new commercial radio stations. Rumours have suggested that government had invited applications for the available airwaves, with aut...
Scepticism over plans to license 25 radio stations 20 January 2014 HARARE - Government's plans to license 25 new radio stations within the next two months has been received with scepticism. George Charamba, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services permanent secretary told a parliamentary portfolio committee on Media, Information and Broadcasting Services ...
Community radios not a priority: Moyo 14 November 2013 HARARE - Jonathan Moyo, minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, yesterday said community radio stations were not a priority for government as there were other pressing media issues to deal with. His statement comes at a time when Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Statio...
Radio stations should shun poor music: Mhlanga 8 November 2013 HARARE - The adage — they don't make them like that anymore— aptly sums up how the urban grooves genre has degenerated from the beautiful lyrics of yesteryear to mundane bubble-gum music. Today's urban groovers have become fixated with self-praise and hate songs. Veteran artiste and Amakhos...
Byo musicians fume over limited airplay 7 October 2013 BULAWAYO - City of Kings musicians believe there is a deliberate ploy to deny them airplay on radio stations and to bar them from performing in national events. The musicians made the remarks during a media briefing in the City of Kings by new media and broadcasting services minister Jonathan ...